Idle Muse Theatre Closes 7th Season with LONESOME HOLLOW, Opening 2/16


Idle Muse Theatre Company closes its 7th season with a Chicago premiere of Lonesome Hollow by Lee Blessing, opening February 16th.

Welcome to Lonesome Hollow, a small, rural town in America's near future where sexual offenders have been removed from the traditional penal system. Lee Blessing's play explores current society's tendency toward devolution of government prerogatives to private, corporate interests.

Nye is a hard-bitten predator of young boys. Tuck is a photographer-artist convicted of pornography and sleeping with a young girl who uses his self-imposed occupational therapy to build a meditation labyrinth. But the prisoners begin to suspect there is no exit and no redemption at the ominous center of Lonesome Hollow.

Shakespeare's R and J, directed by Tristan Brandon, runs February 16 - March 17, 2013 at the Side Project Theater, 1439 W. Jarvis Ave. Preview performances are February 14 and 15. Opening Night is February 16.

Regular performance times are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8PM and Sunday at 3PM. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. Tickets for previews are $10. Every Thursday is Industry Night with $10 tickets for industry members with headshot/resume. Tickets can be purchased by visiting, or by calling (773) 340-9438. The production runs approximately one and a half hours with one intermission.

The cast for Lonesome Hollow includes: Grace Abele (Mills), Matt Dyson (Nye), Nathan Pease (Tuck), Joel Thompson (Glover), and Tuckie White (Pearl).

The production team for Lonesome Hollow includes: Tristan Brandon (Production Manager) Libby Beyreis (Violence Designer), Becky Cagney (Stage Manager), Erin Gallagher (Costume Designer), Matt Nischan (Sound Designer), Lenny Wahlberg (Director), and Laura Wiley (Lighting Designer).

Now in its 7th season, Idle Muse Theatre Company was formed to provide theatre artists who share a common commitment to their craft with an opportunity to work and grow in a collaborative environment. Idle Muse Theatre Company recognizes that, as a people, we spend our lifetimes exploring what it means to define our identities in a world that is constantly struggling to do the same. As we do so, that world becomes an expression of our own internal struggles, writ large. We produce plays which explore and examine the circular relationship between the individual and the world; plays about individuals who are called upon to define themselves in relation to a larger political or social context.

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